Michael Grove earns first MLB win of 2023

Michael Grove earns first MLB win of 2023

Now more than a month removed from returning to the big leagues after a stint on the injured list, Michael Grove appears to be hitting his stride.

On Monday, Grove pitched effectively in a four-inning no-decision against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was even more efficient coming out of the bullpen against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.

The former Mountaineer struck out six batters in six innings of scheduled relief. Despite giving up four earned runs on six hits, Grove picked up the winning decision on the mound — his first of 2023.

“[The] most efficient [outing this year]. Throwing strikes and mixing my offspeed pretty good,” Grove said.

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Grove entered the game in the second inning, as scheduled by Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.

He pitched to just two batters over the minimum in his first two innings of work, and then logged back-to-back 1-2-3 innings in the fourth and fifth. Through…

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